toffee almond bars

These are my attempt to recreate some similar (staler, more expensive) bars found at a certain well-known coffee shop. These are little chewy bites of heaven, mixed with a healthy (in a manner of speaking) dose of toffee and nuts. The texture is a bit lighter than the original, which I found to be a pleasant change.

3 Heath bars, chopped
1/2 cup almonds, toasted and chopped
16 oz light brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
3 large eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pure almond extract

Melt sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into sugar/butter mixture. Stir in toffee, almonds, and extract.
Pour into a greased 13 X 9 pan and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Makes about 2 dozen.